New Student Convocation

During this welcoming ceremony, all incoming students will receive their RAT cap, T-Book, and Georgia Tech pin. Parents and guests may also attend to celebrate their student's entry into Georgia Tech. No tickets are required to attend.

New Student Convocation - Sophomore Speaker

Have a message for the incoming class?

Rising sophomore students at Georgia Tech are welcome to apply to be this year's Sophomore Speaker at New Student Convocation.
Applications will close Monday, June 26 at noon.

Event Contact

Serena Wallace


Learn more about the history of the New Student Convocation.

Parents Program - Burdell's Brunch

While your students are getting ready for Convocation, Parents Program will host a special brunch reception for parents and guests.

This event will be held Sunday, August 20, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Georgia Tech Hotel and Conference Center.

Rock, Ramble,
and Roll

Immediately following the ceremony, students will attend a special welcome party sponsored by Auxiliary Services - Rock, Ramble, and Roll - which celebrates their first night as a Georgia Tech college student.

Held in the Student Center, students may take a shuttle or walk over after the Convocation ceremony. This is a free event for new students.


ADA seating is located throughout the venue for guests and students.

If you require special assistance,